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Plans to reduce support for homeless in Leicestershire

Support for the homeless could be reduced by 78 per cent Credit: PA

Leicestershire County Council is consulting on proposed changes to Adult Prevention Services which would lead to homelessness support being reduced by 78 per cent.

These services provide a vital safety net for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Bridge, Enable Care and Home Support, and Youthshelter offer accommodation and floating support services to vulnerable people across Leicestershire.

These organisations alone helped 439 people over the last year. There are numerous other organisations that will also be forced to close services.

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Charity workers help those homeless at Christmas

Charity workers have taken to the streets to hand out festive food and presents to people sleeping rough.. The idea is to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer during this grim weather.

The Trident Reach the People charity supports vulnerable people in the community, helping them find long term accomodation. This week they're also providing free christmas dinners for those living on the streets. Jane Hesketh reports

Meals for homeless

Charity workers in Birmingham are putting their pinnys on today to cook and serve meals to homeless people living rough in the city.

The Trident Reach the People Charity is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people in the community, particularly those who are mentally ill, young people at risk and the homeless.

Today they'll be cooking festive food and taking it to known areas where there are rough sleepers. Later tonight they'll be serving up Christmas Dinners from their headquarters in Oldbury.

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